What to do if your child has crashed with a bicycle helmet

Obviously you can always buy a new helmet, whenever you get sick of the old one - however there are a few misconceptions floating around, that I would like to address. 

Always buy a new helmet, if you child has been in an accident, and the helmet has taken some blows. 

If the the helmet has a crack or compressed foam, it's not going to work probably the next time. Hopefully there will not be a next time, but the odds are against you - especially when dealing with small children that basically just learned to walk.  

If in a crash - get rid of the helmet. Plain and simple. Use it for roleplay instead. The animal shaped bicycle helmets, are a great way to inspire and develop the imagination of the little ones, and the helmets can be a great toy to play with (just remember to remove the straps if using it for roleplaying inside). 

Needles to say - never EVER buy a bicycle helmet in a second hand thrift store. There might be some money that can be saved, but you never know how the bicycle helmet has been handled previously. 

To sum it up:

  • In a crash? - Discard the helmet and buy a new one
  • Check up on the helmet once in a while, and make sure there are no cracks or bumps.
  • Never EVER buy a used bicycle helmet from friends, thrift stores, Ebay or similar.

As always let me know if you have any questions. 

Have a great day and stay safe!